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everywhere that senator harry reid wants to severely curtail and restrain the my in the's power to flu filibuster. what can you tell us about that? >> i would just tell you the senate -- when i got here the senate worked very well. everybody could offer amendments. they were respectful of the amendments they offered. they knew if they took advantage of it, there would be consequences in terms of people not voting for their amendments. we've lost quality leadership in the senate, and harry reid's answer to that is change the rules, and if he changes the rules, he will have totally defeated our founder's purpose of creating a senate where minority rights are protected, and -- and what that will do is that will create two houses of congress rather than a house and a senate, and it just says majority rules with an iron fist. >> so you're going to fight it. >> well, i would tell you, my hope would be that if he carries out his threat, the senate will be shut down until he restores the rights of the minority because that's what our founders did. the reason they did a bicameral legislature an
the table and if harry reid is trading bars with mitch mcconnel, what is up here. senator durban said, it shouldn't be ps deal. i don't think there is a bar gain to be had. it is a win win for alabama. he is going to get the tax hikes or the rb ares will say no deal and he gets the tax hikes which is what he will prefer anyway. that is a big pot of money he can use for whatever he wants. they are still not going to be a deal. baker, democrats saying there is no problem with social security, even though the piece in the "wall street journal" today said they are $20 trillion in the hole. they said they are $40 trillion in the hole. how can democrats argue that with a straight face. i know that stuff inside and out. most of those shortfalls are in the 22nd century. we don't have a big problem with those programs. in fact most of the story is health care. the budget office may adjust their projections and the story disappears. i know people like to run aaround with that but it doesn't make sense. >> what me worry scenario. medicare no problem. medicaid no problem. i don't know, one trilli
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